I will be live tomorrow on hurricanetrack.com at 9/8c. The special live broadcast will start at 8/7c. Be sure to check it out!
Friday, May 27, 2011
58 seconds of my 4/15/11 tornado footage from Scooba/De Kalb, MS will be airing on the National Geographic channel this Sunday night at 9/8c. The show is called Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011, as I'll leave a link below. There are going to be lots of amazing tornado videos (from April 2011) shot by many great storm chasers, so be sure to check it out!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Here is some great tornado footage shot by my good friend Justyn Jackson from Canton, OK on 5/24/11... Ironically, this video was shot on the 7th anniversary of P-DAY. A well known day to the members of LDCT!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Here is the latest hurricane outlook & discussion for 5/23/11 from hurricanetrack.com. Enjoy!
Monday, May 23, 2011
I'm sure there will be many more tornado videos coming out from Joplin, MO over the coming days, but here are two incredible tornado videos I found through facebook/twitter...
The Joplin, MO tornado is the single deadliest U.S. tornado since the Worsester, MA 1953 tornado. Will likely get in the top 15 of all time! :-(
*Update at 3:25 CT* Unfortunately, the death toll in Joplin, MO has risen to 116 people. That would make it the 9th deadliest US tornado of all time. One behind the New Richmond, WI tornado in 1899... Beyond horrible!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Unfortunately, with the amount of precipitation on the way across the Central Plains/Ohio Valley, I don't see the Mississippi River flood levels going down too fast. Here are some amazing photos from the Big Picture blog (Posted May 9th). I have said this several times, but this is an amazing blog in pictures!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Here is a link to my first post/commentary on hurricanetrack.com. In my opinion, like all hurricane seasons, the key is the impact. There is no way to know where/when the hurricanes will go this year, but I hope my thoughts/ideas as to why a high impact season looks likely will be informative...
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Here are some amazing flooding pictures shot by Jim Edds around Memphis, TN. Jim is one of the best photographers out there and is also an extremely experienced storm chaser. I highly recommend follow Jim's work on his website, www.extremestorms.com!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
With the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season rapidly approaching, here is a great trailer my friend Jesse Vinturella made! This is not meant to scare anyone, but please take this as a strong reminder. The time to get prepared is now!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Yesterday I was looking at some historic hurricanes, and of course I was using stormpulse! I really like this site since it is visually appealing and very easy to use. Just type in the name of the hurricane you want to track, hit go, and then click on the points you want to see. If you haven't used stormpulse in the past, I highly recommend it. If you have, then you know what I'm talking about!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
James Spann & Jason Simpson from ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL, are two of the very best out there. While 4/27/11 was a very sad day for the South, there is no doubt these two saved a lot of lives! Here is some of their amazing coverage from the violent Tuscaloosa, AL tornado...
Sunday, May 8, 2011
More and more crazy/insane videos keep coming out from the 4/27/11 tornado outbreak. Here is one near Birmingham, AL in a town called Fultondale. Thankfully the people in the video were not hurt!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Here are 8 screen captures from video I shot on 4/27/11 of the Macon, MS tornado & an EF-3 tornado just north of Guin, AL. The Macon, MS tornado formed off the same supercell that produced an EF-5 tornado maybe 30 minutes earlier to our southwest. While it was no longer EF-5 strength when it got to us (with Michael Carter), it was still a strong tornado in my opinion. You could see horizontal tubes wrapping around/into the tornado. Before we even saw this tornado, debris rained on us for a solid 5 minutes or so, which was a very surreal experience!
It's hard to say for 100% certainty if this was a newly formed tornado from the same supercell or a weakened version of the previous EF-5 tornado to our SW. Personally, I agree with the NWS, as I feel like the EF-5 occluded/got cut off, and most likely a new tornado formed. This same supercell would produce a long track EF-4 tornado in Alabama. We followed this tornado towards Aliceville, AL, but lost visual. Michael and I actually saw another tornado later that day near Guin, AL, which is one crazy story in itself. I will eventually post a lot of video from this historic/sad day! Also, there will be several more chase recaps to come... Another beyond insane April chase day in the Deep South!
Strong tornado just east of Macon, MS... You can see the horizontal tubes wrapping around/into the tornado!
It's probably hard to see, but if you look just above the truck you see a black chuck of debris falling from the sky. The video will show this in much better detail, as again this was a very surreal experience! Lots of debris rained on us for 5 minutes or more!
Another tornado we saw in Alabama later in the day. We are close to Guin, AL...
Same supercell that produced the EF-3 tornado we saw near Guin, AL...
Unfortunately, we saw a lot of this across Alabama! :-(
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Here is an amazing time lapse of the Tuscaloosa, AL EF-4 (strong - 190mph) tornado from 4/27/11... This was shot by my friend Michael Wilhelm, who has a lot of incredible video from this tornado. The "Yea, Alabama" fight song music you hear is in real time from his cell phone!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Here are two great blog posts from Jon Davies on the 4/27/11 tornado outbreak! I also added a link to some surreal before and after satellite images from the Tuscaloosa, AL EF-4 (strong - 190mph) tornado! :-(
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Here is the link to the Northwest Weather Podcast I was on talking about last week's historic tornado outbreak... This is an enjoyable/laid back weather podcast, so I highly recommend following in the future! Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The AP is reporting that NOAA is claiming a record 312 tornadoes in a 24 hour period on April 27-28, 2011. This would smash the old record of 148 tornadoes in a 24 hour span back during the Super Outbreak on April 3-4, 1974... This sounds impossible to me, especially since the SPC's page only has 263 tornado reports for 4/27/11 and 14 tornado reports for 4/28/11. Something isn't right with 312? I wonder where that number is coming from? Here is the story either way: